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Here’s a whole load of new shots of the new Hyundai Sonata from the LA Auto Show, the first time the new Sonata has been exhibited to the American public. It’s very very different from the Sonatas of the past as Hyundai has decided to give the new Sonata a Passat CC-like look. Just look at that curving roofline!

Hyundai is also boldly offering it as an inline-4 only product in North America, a land where even your average Camry and Accord is purchased with large V6 engines with displacements in excess of 3.0 litres. The Sonata which this new one replaces came with a 3.3 litre V6 engine.

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The sole 4-pot engine at launch time is the new 2.4 litre direct injection engine producing 198 horsepower in the new Sonata. Two more engines will be added later but they will also be inline-4 engines – a 2.0 litre turbo and a 2.4 litre hybrid.

Look after the jump for a full photo gallery for the US market.

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